Brandon "Bam" Margera was born on September 28, 1979
and April Margera along with older brother Jess Margera
, in West Chester, PA
Bam is best known for his stunts on Jackass
with Johnny Knoxville
and his preformances in Tony Hawk
's Boom Boom Huck Jam Tour; however, before he ever became well known in the Pro Skating world, he was often seen skating in CKY
Bam advertises products by Element
Skateboarding Gear, Adio
, and Jones Soda
. He is most often seen riding his "
" skateboard made exclusively for him by Element Boards.
Bam is admired by many skateboard
ing fans for his temerity
and courage at taking stunts to new and better levels. To put it simply, Bam has balls
and people love him for it. Bam claims Ville Valo
is his hero and greatest influence, however he admits that Tony Hawk
, Johnny Knoxville
, Kerry Getz
and others have also had a large impact on his life.
He is currently dating Jenn Rivell, a friend from high school
. He is also working on a movie "Your Life is Pathetic
," which is about one of his best friends, Ryan Dunn
I personally admire Bam for his skills and his fearlessness. If everyone were as fearless as Bam, we would all be willing to skateboard straight into walls to get reactions and jump off bridges
to see how much it would hurt
when we hit the water. His skateboarding ethics
teach, in more walks of life than just extreme sports
, that you have to be willing to take risks to get the outcome you want. Once you set your eyes on something, work your ass off to get it perfect and in the end, broken bones
and all, you gain more than had you just walked away.